This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chyi.
Chyi Yu (simplified Chinese: 齐豫; traditional Chinese: 齊豫; pinyin: Qí Yù; born October 17, 1957 in Taichung, Taiwan), is a Taiwanese singer. She is also the elder sister of Taiwanese singer songwriter Chyi Chin齊秦, and is best known for her 1979 hit, "The Olive Tree" (橄欖樹). She is a practising Buddhist.
Chyi Yu is a protege of the late Taiwanese composer and songwriter, Li Tai-hsiang. Li wrote one of Chyi Yu's best known singles, "The Olive Tree," which was released in 1979. "The Olive Tree", which was based on an English-language poem by Sanmao, was originally written about a small donkey which Sanmao had encountered on a plain in Spain. Li Tai-hsiang had the poem translated to Mandarin by folk singer T.C. Yang, with Sanmao's permission, and wrote the song for Chyi Yu. He omitted donkey, which he felt would not easily connect with Taiwanese music fans. Chyi Yu has stated in an interview that "Every time I sing this song The Olive Tree, I'm nervous."
Chyi Yu also collaborated with Li Tai-hsiang on a number of her other songs, including "Daylight Avenue," "Walking In The Rain" and "Your Smiling Face."
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